Delhi, May 31 : Delhi Police has lost two of its personnel in less than 24 hours, the force informed expressing grief over their loss. Two of their Assistant Sub Inspectors have died of COVID, one Shesh Mani Pandey breathed his last on Saturday night, while Vikram succumbed on Sunday morning here at the Army hospital where they were being treated for the infection.
Both the ASIs were above fifty years of age. Pandey (54) and Vikram (52) were posted with the central and outer districts respectively. Pandey was confirmed of Corona infection on Thursday and was admitted to the hospital.
It was on Tuesday, when he complained of cough and fever, his test for the virus was done at the Lady Hardinge hospital. He was posted with the Crime Branch as a fingerprint expert with the mobile crime team of the central district's Kamla Market.
An Ex Army personnel the deceased had joined Delhi Police in 2014. A native of Rewa Madhya Pradesh, he was currently residing at Naraina Gaon Delhi and is survived by his wife and three children. Another frontline warrior ASI Vikram who died this morning was posted at Police Station SultanPuri Outer District and was on highway patrolling duty since May 1. He , after getting tests done on May 11 and 22 was tested negative, but again after not feeling well approached the hospital where the doctor's advised him a week's rest.
However, on May 26, that is Tuesday, Vikram had difficulty in breathing and again rushed to the hospital and was admitted for treatment, following which he was shifted on the same evening to the army hospital and in the third test conducted at the army hospital on Tuesday, his result came out to be COVID positive.
Vikram, a native of Bihar, was currently residing at Delhi's Kirari and is survived by his wife and three sons. After Amit Kumar and Shesh Mani Pandey, Vikram is the third pandemic casualty in the Delhi Police so far. Kumar, the 31 year Delhi Police constable, was the force's first COVID death in the beginning of the month.
Police personnel who were out in the field 24 hours as frontline warriors have been vulnerable to the virus spread due to the nature of work. Several policemen have contracted the virus during the fight against it. (UNI)